Qt Roadmap, Open Governance and Qt 5
In his keynote, Lars will talk about where he sees Qt heading within the next year. Open governance brings changes to how Qt will be developed in the future by giving developers a greater ability to influence where Qt, as a project, is heading in a more direct way than ever before. In 2012, the next major Qt version, Qt 5, is planned to be released under open governance. Qt 5 brings some larger changes in the Qt architecture, while promising to keep backwards compatibility. Lars will also cover the functionality which is being considered for the Qt roadmap.
Lars Knoll, Qt Chief Architect, Nokia, Qt Development Frameworks Lars is the Chief Maintainer for the Qt Project. He previously worked as the Chief Architect for ASF and led the Qt R&D organization with teams in Oslo, Berlin and Brisbane in Nokia. Lars had had different roles in former Trolltechs’s engineering organization, working his way up from software engineer to leading the engineering team in Oslo as Director before taking over the role as Director of Global R&D. Lars has been an active member of the KDE community and the architect behind KDE’s html rendering library that formed the basis for the WebKit open source project. Lars holds a PhD in physics from the University of Heidelberg. A German national, he lives with his family in Oslo.